If you’re not feeling all that confident about wearing red just yet, begin by making sure you have solid foundations to build on and start from the inside out. Invest in a beautiful lingerie set; it will be your own little secret. Don’t forget to get re-measured before you buy, there’s nothing like a good fit to boost your confidence.
1. Band Width
Make sure the band of your bra takes all the strain and offers the support rather than the straps. Bras should sit flush to your skin with only enough space to slip two fingers underneath, not your whole hand. The band should sit straight all the way around - if it rises up at the back, it's too big. Once you know you have all the support you need in all the right places you’ll feel ready to tackle anything!
2. Cup a Feel
To avoid any unsightly bumps it’s important to make sure you have the correct cup size on your bra. Check you’re fully enclosed in the cups and there is a smooth line where the fabric at the top ends; there should be no bulges over the top or sides. The perfect fit will provide a really smooth shape giving you all the confidence you need whatever the day holds.
3. Shape Shifter
Complete your confidence boost and invest in some matching knickers to go with your new bra. Strike the balance just right with an element of shape smoothing to get that sleek silhouette, as well as some chic detailing so you feel stylish underneath as well as out. Opt for styles in complementary shapes and luxe fabrics like satin and silk; think high waisted vintage, smooth line hipsters or sleek lace shorts.